Jordan Brookes | Tue 22 May | The Bread Shed | 7.30pm | £5/3
A unique melding of the physical and the cerebral Jordan Brookes is a rare find and possibly the most original comic currently on the UK scene. Recognised at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe with a nomination for best show Brookes treads a difficult path of being perceived as too avant garde for club gigs so worth catching him in Manchester whenever you can. And definitely check out his new show should you be heading up to the Fringe in August.

Ivo Graham | Wed 23 May | The Bread Shed | 7.30pm | £12/10
The second of three huge comedy gigs at The Bread Shed this week Mock the Week star Ivo Graham brings his latest show ‘Educated Guess’ to Manchester as part of his UK tour. Read our full preview here.

Joseph Morpurgo | Thu 24 May | The Bread Shed | 7.30pm | £8
To round out a full week of The Bread Shed as a third brilliantly funny young comic in Joseph Morpurgo and his Edinburgh smash ‘Hammerhead’. A meta-comic production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this outlandish multi-media production is worth the price of admission for the daring that went into its creation as well as it being downright hilarious.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean | Sun 27 May | The Lowry | 8pm | £10
Kiri Pritchard-McLean rounds out the week and indeed her UK tour at the place where she first started comedy at The Lowry. The Salford University graduate has become one of the most important voices in comedy with a huge podcast in All Killa No Filla (with Rachel Fairburn), she is also one of the brains behind sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop and Broadway/West End appreciation night Amusical plus she’s the MC of the Suspiciously Cheap comedy night. This show takes on how she also attempted to supplement her comedy output by being a mentor to an at risk teen. Honest, heartfelt and laugh out loud funny it’s a show that marks Kiri out as a great stand up to go along with her ridiculous list of other accolades.

Tue 22 May - Sun 27 May
John Stansfield
Published on:
Fri 18 May 2018